Tag Archives: Success

To Have Succeeded

What will success look like? It is a time-honored and critical question used to paint a visionary picture of the desired outcomes of work efforts. Its intent is to capture the “big picture” of desired, tangible and, potentially, intangible results. … Continue reading

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Your Career and Your Calling

“A job is how you make money. A career is how you make your mark. A Calling is how you acknowledge a higher vision, whatever it may be,” writes Deepak Chopra. Steve Harvey brings additional poignancy to Chopra’s words saying, … Continue reading

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Should You Live Your Resume… or Your Eulogy?

David Brooks, in his TED Talk, Should You Live Your Resume… or Your Eulogy?, poses a profound question of focus to great leaders about how they choose to live their life – the powerful question of what they do and … Continue reading

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On the Great Leaders’ Hunger and Thirst

In Seth Godin’s blog post, Confusing Hunger and Thirst, great leaders find a moment of pause to reflect on their choices between life’s offerings of material success and happiness and to realize that each plays an important complementary role in … Continue reading

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Make It One Heck of a Summer

With the beginning of summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere, Philip Humbert’s article, “Make It One Heck of a Summer,” and its message of “carpe diem” again comes to mind.  I share this at the beginning of each summer as … Continue reading

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Being a Beginner Again

Great leaders’ lives are filled with the great learnings and experiences of their professional and personal journeys. These are the storehouses of knowledge that have contributed and continue to contribute to their extraordinary successes and achievements. They become the safe … Continue reading

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On Greatness

Kobe Bryant was once asked: “What is your definition of greatness?” In his beautiful simplicity and humanity, he said: “I think the definition of greatness is to inspire the people next to you. I think that’s what greatness is or … Continue reading

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On Dreams

Great leaders are great dreamers. They realize that dreams are realities in waiting, the seeds that they will nurture, grow and eventually harvest. They take form quietly as they go about their daily interactions – seeing life as it is, … Continue reading

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A Leaders One Word of Advice… and a Request for Your Advice

In his recent blog post, My One Word of Advice – V3.1, Dan Rockwell shares the responses he received from leaders to the question: “What advice would you give if you could only give one word of advice?” Their responses … Continue reading

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On the Joy and Power of Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman writes: “IQ and technical skills are important, but Emotional Intelligence is the sine qua non of Leadership.” Leadership starts from within. It is a bedrock skill. All ideas, results, visions, strategies and goals, big and small, are operationalized … Continue reading

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